Blogger Talk: Meet Lavenda Memory

A few months ago, I talked about a few of my fave Instagrammers. I always get excited when I see their posts and just love love love their feeds.

One of the five was Lavenda’s Closet, an absolutely spectacular Instagram account with an amazing person behind the genius of the page. If you haven’t yet checked it out (and I’m hoping that you change that soon!), you are missing out on some great posts. Lavenda has great style (I just love all of her outfits!), awesome content, is really good at engaging with her followers, and is honestly just a super sweetheart.

Wanting to learn more about her, I reached out and asked for an interview. I was excited when she said yes! So, without further ado, I’ll move on to the interview!

Source: @lavendascloset


IBT: Can you tell us a bit about your blog and what inspired you to start it? What did you struggle the most with when getting started? What was the easiest part?

Lavenda: I wanted to create a platform where I could execute my own creative vision. I’ve always had a love for fashion and styling so it was a great fit. I struggled with understanding the field of blogging from a business perspective. It was easy to style and find my voice as a blogger, but a bit more challenging figuring out the business side of things.

IBT: If you had to start all over again, what would you do differently?

Lavenda: I guess nothing… I had a pretty sharp learning curve and hit all my goals. And hey- it led me here today 🙂

IBT: What’s the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?

Lavenda: I have so much stuff all the time. I’ve had to figure out a way to donate and redistribute things so that it’s not so overwhelming.

IBT: What is your favorite thing about being a blogger?

Lavenda: Getting to share the perks like clothes and products- plus fun experiences with friends and family.

IBT: What is a typical day like for you as a blogger?

Lavenda: I spend a lot of time on my phone and on my desk for work. I take my dogs for a walk/run everyday to make sure and get some fresh air, but I’m often responding to emails for a couple hours, researching for blog posts and editing images.

IBT: What are your tips and tricks for achieving an aesthetically awesome Instagram page?

Lavenda: I enjoy planning out my posts. I like to plan out a couple days to see how it will all look placed side by side. 

IBT: What cameras would you recommend for taking pictures

Lavenda: Well, I love my Cannon Mark III because it allows me take photos in any lighting situation. But I’ve started using my tinier Sony Alpha about 70% of the time because it’s so easy, tiny and the wifi makes it quick for same-day posts.

IBT: How would you describe your personal style? What inspires your style?

Lavenda: I’m a bit eclectic. A feminine, bohemian classic perhaps?

IBT: Could you share some of your current fashion obsessions?

Lavenda: I love the 80’s and 90’s style shoes. The entire shape of heels is taking a step back in time (no pun intended). It’s not very often that the shoe silhouette itself changes so drastically and I love the transformative effect. It feels new and fun this year.

Also, This season I’m obsessed with all kinds of caps, pops of red and plaid prints.

IBT: What is your go-to outfit?

Lavenda: Boyfriend jeans, a teeshirt and a blazer. 

IBT: Flats or heels?

Lavenda: Depends on the day. It’s almost 50/50.

IBT: Who are your top three favorite designers/brands?

Lavenda: Chloe, Gucci and BCBG.

IBT: What is your beauty routine?

Lavenda: I’m a huge masker. I think there’s a mask out there to solve almost any skin issue. I exfoliate twice a week, do moisture and clay masks once a week and then alternate serums and moisturizers each day.

IBT: What are three of your favorite beauty products?

Lavenda: Glo Minerals lip gloss, Trestique Brow Tool, and Smashbox Powder Foundation.

IBT: Who or what motivates you?

Lavenda: My daughter. God. Seasons. Nostalgia.

IBT: What is one thing that you’ve never done but would love to do?

Lavenda: Run a 1/2 marathon.

PS That took me forever to think of…

IBT: Describe your life using a film title.

Lavenda: WonderWoman.

Just kidding. But also, I wish.

IBT: Do you have your Halloween costume picked out yet? What are you going to be?

Lavenda: I don’t know yet. Is that lame? October is so busy with family birthdays going on that I always wait till last minute and end up being a cat. ha!

IBT: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Lavenda: Hang out with my daughter Ella. Take my dog Bentley for a run. I really like to go shopping when I have the money too. 😉

Thanks so much for letting us learn more about you, Lavenda! You are like a real life Wonder Woman to us here on the Inbetween Thoughts team.

Before we close off, let’s play a game of two lies and a truth. Let us know which one you think is truth about Lavenda in the comments!

I’m part Native American. I’m allergic to dogs. Lavenda Memory is my real name. 

You can follow Lavenda’s Instagram here and also see her awesome blog here.


Fashionista. Dreamer. Blogger. Adventurer. Lover of life. Austinite.

I’m passionate about writing and style and being happy. Luckily, all three are possible with Inbetween Thoughts.

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